Ten Years Since Seattle: Reflections on the Anti-Capitalist Movement

Ten years ago, on Nov. 30, 1999, one-hundred thousand environmentalists, trade unionists, anarchists, feminists and many others gathered in Seattle to oppose negotiations of the World Trade Organization.

These demonstrations effectively shut down the meetings but also breathed life into the anti-capitalist movement.

Three activists spoke to a crowd of more than one hundred people at McGill University on the tenth anniversary of this monumental event. CKUT recorded their presentations, along with Q&A and discussion with the audience.

Indu Vashist is a coordinator with the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG), McGill Chapter. (Download her talk here)

Ben Atkinson is an organizer from Seattle. (Download his talk here)

Jaggi Singh is a founding member of the Anti-Capitalist Convergence (CLAC) and member of No One Is Illegal Montreal. (Download his talk here)

Download the discussion with the audience here.

Recorded by David Koch  – davidgkoch (at) gmail.com